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Case Number: 6:20-cr-10079-EFM
Judge: Eric F. Melgren
Court: United States District Court for the District of Kansas (Sedgwick County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Wichita, KS: Production of child pornography criminal defense lawyer represented Frederick Martin, age 26.
Between August 2020 and October 2020, Frederick Martin, 26, of Sedgwick used his cell phone to communicate with a minor female via Snapchat and iMessage. He persuaded the teenage victim to record and send him sexually explicit images of herself. Martin also sent the victim photos of himself engaged in sexual acts. During later interrogations with law enforcement, Martin admitted he became aware of the victim’s age while they were trading nude photos.
At the time of these criminal acts, Martin was on parole for previous convictions in the state of Massachusetts on multiple counts of Rape of A Child and Possession of Child Pornography.
The Kansas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Kansas City investigated the case.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart prosecuted the case.
18:2251(a) Sexual Exploitation of a Child - Production of Child Pornography (INDICTMENT 12/9/2020)
Outcome: Sentenced to 300 months imprisonment, 10 years supervised release, $100 special assessment fee and $500 AVAA assessment fee.